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    September 30, 2010
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hey, guys. well, glad you joined us today. we had a great show and back here tomorrow. meanwhile, that does it for us. let's head back down to atlanta and john. >> thanks very much, kiran.
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the news continues here on cnn with kyra phillips. >> so nice to have you here. >> good morning. >> we all know why. you had a chance to catch up with some old buddies you haven't seen in, what? three decades. >> been a long time. not three decades. >> what was so special for me, not only to see how excited you were to team up with them but how excited rush was to see you and coming up on stage and jam, we had to top off the show with this. ♪ >> i guess you could qualify that as geezer rock. >> you said that was, like, the highlight -- a highlight of your life. >> my musical life. there are lots of other highlights in my life, of course. >> i hope so. >> but in terms of a frustrated guitarist and had a dream, i know you wanted to be a country
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singer, you know, to be able to exercise that jones even for four minutes playing limelight with them on stage -- >> it is great. >> an awful lot of fun. >> we'll talk more about that. i loved looking at getty and said, how did he do? he said, he did great. we'll talk more about the interview. >> i think they were just being nice. >> they're incredible. thanks, john. also this hour, tomming with the top chef asking him about what your kids or grand kids are eating in school. and fisher-price recalled millions of toys from tricycles to highchairs. the company says they're dangerous. and a stormy, dangerous weather system's beating up the east coast florida to maine. rob marciano's on top of all of that for us. tony curtis has died. this crossed the wires early this morning and told that "entertainment tonight" is reporting this. curtis as you know one of the
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hollywood legends whose career started getting out of the service after world war ii. one of the most famous films "10 "some like it" pretending to be a millionaire and played a runaway slave in "spartacus" and nominated for an oscar in "the defiant ones" in 1958. curtis is also the father of actress jamie lee curtis. we'll have more on this story over the next couple of hours. "entertainment tonight" reporting that tony curtis has died at the age of 85. a college freshman apparently leapt to his death from a new york city bridge after police say that his dorm room sex encounters with another man were secretly broadcast online. tyler clementi said good-bye over facebook simply posting, quote, jumping off the gw bridge. sorry. he was just 18 years old. away at college for less than a
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month and two other students accused of electronic peeping toms, allegedly responsible for posting clementi's intimate moments for the entire world to see. here's wpix's arthur chen. >> reporter: authorities tonight may have recovered the body of rutgers student tyler clementi. witnesses spotted the freshman on the walkway last wednesday. the car discovered nearby with a wallet, i.d., cell phone and laptop inside just days earlier authorities say his roommate duran ravi also a freshman taped a sexual encounter with another man. >> never fought. never seen them fighting or talking. so -- >> he was -- >> roommate. so, there was really nothing about it. so, this is all surprising to all of us this is happening. >> danelle lives next door. the fact that they're arrested
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and charged with privacy. ravi placed a skype account on auto answer and says, quote, roommate asked for the room till midnight. i went into molly's room. moily wei's computer allegedly used to access the web cam through skype and twitter account suggested a second attempt to peek into the life. two days later, quote, anyone with i chat i dare you to video chat me between hours of 9:0030 and 12. yes, it's happening again. end quote. this followed by a facebook status updated by clementi saying plainly, quote, jumping off the gw bridge. sorry. end quote. the medical xanler's office will conduct an autopsy. sources say the parents of accomplished violinist may have been unaware their son was gay. >> you knew that tyler was gay? >> yeah. because i live next door to him. it was obvious. he had the guy in his room.
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i saw that. like -- >> did the guy come in more than once? >> i only saw him once. >> was he a student or -- >> no. he was a little bit older. >> reporter: if authorities prove a connection between the death and the alleged invasion of privacy, the 18-year-old will join a disturbing growing trend of young student who is are cyber bullied to the point of collapse. some perhaps intentionally cruel, some perhaps carelessly. >> now, the prosecutor's office says that the investigation is ongoing but it says it won't speculate on extra charges against ravi and wei. and duran ravi and molly wei. perry aftab is an internet privacy lawyer and executive director of wired safety.org and joining me live from new york. now, you know what i have been hearing for the first time so many internet attorneys and i don't know if you feel this way, perry, at this point but coming forward and saying, what's it going to take to show people how
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dangerous the internet has become? >> well, i don't know that the internet is so dangerous but these kind of actions are. so abuse of the technologies is what we're looking at and i'm very concerned about it. we have laws in place and then in this case i expect that either the federal prosecutor or the state prosecutors will start looking at civil rights vie lagtss, as well. >> because the gay rights group garden state equality said, quote, we are sickened that anyone in the society such as the students allegedly responsible for making this video might consider destroying others' lives as a sport. so, do you think this could be considered a hate crime? >> i think so. hate crimes are tricky. they don't work the way people think they do and that was used in the phoebe prince case. tyler's life was worth more than that. >> let's talk about the laws that were broken.
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and what could this man be held accountable for, duran, specifically, and then also, the young lady who allowed him to come into her room and actually call up skype so this could be broadcast? >> well, i think we need to have v the full facts but civil rights violations, wiretap laws, federal and state apply. a number of other things with harassment to apply, as well. once we start digging into this enough, i expect there's more crimes to be charged with. >> and so, could this case because of how brutal it is and what's happened somehow trigger any type of legislation or changes when it comes to -- i know it's a broad question because could it lead to anything to somehow put restrictions or changes on the internet? >> well, i don't know that the internet needs more restrictions
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and i think we have the laws. we just need to make sure the prosecutors understand them. what we need to do here is change behavior. and so, i have teen who is went to school, were in high school with tyler and loved him and ridgewood and happened to be my teen angels who across the country at their own universities are creating a program called step up, speak out to get college students to say, this is not going to happen again. not on our campus or any campus. and if we can change behavior, we can make sure it won't happen again. >> atrocious that this man and young lady would even think of doing what they did. >> such a loss. such a loss. >> perry, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> clementi's classmates say he wasn't quiet and they weren't sure of his sexual orientation but kids are harassed at kids according to a recent school climate survey and just this month we have learned of three gay school-aged children who committed suicide. in indiana, 15-year-old billy
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lucas made fun of for being different for being gay. his classmates reportedly told him he should kill himself and he did. police say his body found hanging in a barn. in texas, 13-year-old asher brown shot himself with a pistol after he was bullied by classmates. a school district spokeswoman says she never heard complaints but asher's mom and stepdad told anderson cooper a very different story. >> why do you think, amy, the school district is now saying, look, we didn't know about it? >> because my son killed himself. and he's gone. and we can't bring him back and they realize what they did was wrong. they didn't take this seriously. and nothing's going to bring him back. we have no reason to lie about the fact that we went to them for help. to make it stop.
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>> and in california, a touching internet tribute to a 13-year-old who died in the hospital days after he tried to hang himself from a tree. seth walsh had been in a coma since he was found unconscious in the backyard over a week ago. officers talked to some teens who allegedly made fun of seth for being gay but they say no charges will be filed. bullying in the schools and now online. why do kids do it? what can be done to put an end to it? a special report that you can't miss, it's beginning monday night 10:00 eastern. well, congress has completed its last piece of business before lawmakers return home to hit the campaign trail. the house voted early this morning to fund the federal government for the next two months. president obama's expected to sign the bill before friday when the new fiscal year begins. now, if the stop gap measure failed, did government would have shut down. and before adjourning, the house
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passed a bill providing free medical care for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. many blame illnesses on toxins that they say they were exposed to at ground zero. most republicans have complained that the $7.4 billion plan is too costly. the senate must still vote on that bill. prosecutors are revealing details of their case against the failed times square bomber. the fbi recreated and detonated the bomb that shahzad tried to use and like in pennsylvania, the times square bomb did not explode back on may 1st. prosecutors say that if shahzad was not arrested he planned to detonate a second bomb in new york city two weeks later. the army's largest base reeling from four apparent suicides in just one weekend. soldiers taking their own lives. it's a disturbing trend. we'll talk about the problem and what the army is trying to do about it.
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florida and flooding all the evidence -- flooding, rather, you can see the remnants of tropical storm nicole. in myrtle beach, south carolina, the steady, heavy rain washed out the roads there and a lot of people heading to the airports alon the east coast could find cancelations and delays. forecasters say parts of north carolina seen up to 20 inches of rain in the last 3 days. rob marciano's watching it all for us. >> crazy stuff, as far as the amount of rain they have seen. this is by far the most rain they have seen in at least a three-day period. this is just for 24 hours in wilmington. 7.33 inches. two days ago they had over ten and this is, yes, it's tropical related but it's not hurricane. and it's, you know, so the last time they had this kind of rain in 1999 with hurricane floyd roll through. what you are seeing down here, though, that is remnants of nicole which actually looks better than ever did. it's kind of getting together with energy here.
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slamming up against the front and the recipe for rainfall and on top of that, we have the threat for seeing tornadoes across the mid-dlakt from just north ofdelmarva. tornado watches in effect and one warning that's for culver county in maryland. there it is right there. that cell moving up to the north at 50 miles per hour. moving very, very quickly. the rainfall continues to roll in to this area. flash flood warnings and watches from carolinas to parts of canada. you mentioned the delays at the airports. these are still very impressive. ground stop released at laguardia and delays there. ground stop at bwi and dca, as well. traveling today, take it easy out there. by car, numerous flooded roads especially in the carolinas and we have a while for this rainfall to get through. kyra? >> thanks, rob. parents listen up. fisher-price is recalling millions of toys for safety concerns with baby play areas
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soldiers in danger at risk. not on the battlefield but at their own hands. we are learning this morning that just this past weekend it appears four army soldiers took their own lives at ft. hood in texas. but as you know, because we have talked about this a larging trend of suicides far too many times on this newscast, it's not necessarily a surprise. soldier suicides risen each of the past five years. a couple of months ago, the pentagon released a report on record high military suicides. 239 soldiers and reservists died by suicide last year. and there were more than 1,700 suicide attempts. soldiers are battling depression, stress, medical and relationship problems and many times drug abuse. and as you can see, all of that is taking its toll on our men and women in uniform.
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clearly, more has to be done. now, let's take you back to ft. hood. barbara starr on the story for us joining us live from new york. barbara, we are hearing about the four suspected suicides in one weekend. an enthat's tough to comprehend because that's already been 14 suicides at ft. hood this year. what's going on? >> well, that's the question, kyra. ft. hood, texas. the army's largest base. some 50,000 troops stationed there. and what is going on? as you point out, the rise in suicides in the u.s. military, especially the u.s. army, very striking over the last several months. commanders really don't know besides the sort of obvious questions of substance abuse, relationship problems, stress from being deployed to war zones. what is causing this tragedy? it is of such concern the commander of ft. hood came out yesterday and offered some thoughts about it. have a listen. >> i will tell you that every
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one of these is tragic. the rate is higher than any of us, anybody in a leadership position anywhere in the army wants. but i will also tell you that the leaders from the head of the department of army level all the way down are absolutely committed with themselves, with the services, with the support and programs to continue to tackle this issue head on. >> but what can the leaders really do? ft. hood was supposed to be the showcase for suicide prevention efforts in the u.s. military. several months ago, they began a number of programs there trying to build up resilience, if you will, amongst the troops. offer kocounselling. offer help, chaplain services. medical and psychology services but clearly it's not working to the extent the military wants it to. are there any new ideas out there? not right now according to commanders. they'll keep trying to work away at this tragedy.
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kyra? >> we'll keep covering the story and the issue and pushing for change, as well. barbara starr, thanks so much. let's check the top stories. the economy slightly better than expected. 453,000 americans filed for the first time. "wall street journal" reporting mcdonald's could drop health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly workers. the restaurant wants the government to waive a new rule of the health care reform act to keep them covered. "entertainment tonight" reporting that hollywood legend tony curtis died at his home in nevada. we'll look at his life and legacy this hour. tony curtis was 85. naturally found in healthy skin. skin absorbs it better and it lasts for 24 hours. later gator. lubriderm. your moisture matched.
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when i went on medicare, i did the numbers. that was the moment of truth. medicare by itself doesn't cover everything. we'd need more than that. i don't want to spend my life worrying about what would happen if one of us got sick. [ male announcer ] now more than ever, you may be wondering: do i have the right medicare coverage? don't spend your life worrying. let the health plan experts at securehorizons,
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providers of aarp medicarecomplete, help you decide. a leader in medicare plans, securehorizons is a name you can depend on for coverage beyond original medicare. [ woman ] it's nice to get the care you need without always thinking about the money. i can just focus on the things i need. [ male announcer ] in these changing times, the name on your medicare health plan may be more important than ever. choose a company you can depend on. [ woman ] life's too short to worry about health care. i hate to worry. i like things i can depend on. [ male announcer ] don't spend life wondering about your medicare coverage. talk to securehorizons today to get the answers you need. call now. last day of the quarter and the month and for wall street the numbers are looking good. the dow on track for the best september performance since 1939. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange with the details. >> kyra, looking back on the
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month, it's been an unusually good one for investors thanks to upbeat economic reports and today we are getting more of it. stocks turned higher after the latest reports came out on economic growth and the labor market. the final reading on second quarter gdp shows the economy grew at a 1.7% pace, sure sluggish, but slightly better than the previous range. >> jobless claims fell last week to 453,000 showing that the pace of layoffs is slowing. and finally, kyra, last week we told you about allied financial temporarily freezing closures. now, jp morgan reportedly freezing 56,000 foreclosures because of the same problem. they're seeing i been very hard on me -- very hard.
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it's the one disfigurement that i've had to deal with since i was a teenager. [ alicia ] it's a catastrophe, >> a true legend and really, kyra, the american dream personi personified. think about his life. he was born back in 1925 as bernard swartz in the bronx. he was the son of hungarian-jewish immigrants and spoke only huh garn until he was
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about 5 or 6 years old. it was during world war ii and when he decided to join the navy, not because of of other reasons but he saw cary grant in "destination tokyo." he was discovered by a talent agent and casting director and luckily for all of us decided to go to hollywood where he arrived in 1948. he was 23 years old at that time and when they were doing the big studio system and got a contract deal with universal and when he changed his name to tony curtis. as we all know him now. he debuted, what about, 62 years ago playing a dancer and really in a couple of films he started to shine. "sweet smell of dress" in '57. oscar-nominated performance in "the defiant ones" that you mentioned and the thing people love about him so much, equally
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adept of screen comedy as drama. he could run the gamut. >> thanks so much. i know you'll do more tonight on "showbiz tonight." remembering tony curtis today and throughout the next couple of hours, of course, throughout the entire day here on cnn. tony curtis getting reports now he's passed away at the age of 85. to follow my passion for food. i saw a gap in the market for a fresh culinary brand and launched behindtheburner.com. we create and broadcast content and then distribute it across tv, the web, and via mobile. i even use the web to get paid. with acceptpay from american express open, we now invoice advertisers and receive payments digitally. and i get paid on average three weeks faster. booming is never looking for a check in the mail. because it's already in my email. [ man ] if it was simply about money, every bank loan would be a guarantee of success. at ge capital, loaning money is the start of the relationship,
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well, can you believe rush's music rocked radio for more than 40 years and the band and their fans are still going very strong? the three guys from canada are probably the most down to earth rock gods on the planet. about 30 years ago, too, some
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guy in canada interviewed them. you can't tell that's the '80s, can you? that's getty. rush's bass player. he's the one with the big glasses and then on the right that's our john roberts and we are going to have their response to that interview three decades later in a little bit. when a friendship that goes way back and john got a chance to catch up with the old pals here in atlanta yesterday and it was like you guys hadn't had any distance. it is like you were right there 30 years ago. >> it's been so long since i've seen them. last time i saw them i was actually playing golf with alex in toronto. way north of atlanta. but it was just so great to get together with them. >> how was he then? >> even a part owner of a golf course now. >> that's when you become successful. >> playing to a 11 handicap. he said that buying a golf course is like a heroin addict buying a poppy field in afghanistan. feeds into the whole thing.
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the best way to describe these guys, they're basically just canadian. you know? they always have been. they always will be. and i talked to them about how they keep it going 42 years later. >> yeah. we'll often look at each other and shake our heads and go -- we fooled them again. >> once we get over the fact we're still hanging around with each other after 40 years it's -- yeah. it's pretty amazing. >> and still having an audience, the fact to say, okay, we'll go out on tour this summer. we'll look at each other and think, why are these people here? you know? that's when we're fooling them. >> why do you think they are here so many years later? >> i don't know. it's something -- >> there's no humble way to answer that question. >> they like us. it's amazing. i think it's a combination of things that have happened over the last few years that have kind of reignited rush fans and
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the documentary that came out this year which it seems to be very popular has brought renewed interest in us and our hard-core fans are always here. and then i think a combination of things of -- >> one thing remarked on seeing people that care so much of what we do you can't help but care about it more. it's a kind of responsibility that dedication. on the other hand, it's an automatic response to want to live up to it and forces us to make each show as if it's the last one to do and the audience senses that dedication, i think. it's a loop we feel inspired by what they they give us and they're inspired by what we give them. >> there isn't but a handful of bands that made it as long as you have. geddy, what do you think is the imagine toik allow you to do that? is it the fact that you and alex were high school buddies and wanted to do the same thing? neil is the new guy. >> i'm here 36 years. my theory is we make the same number of mistakes.
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can't be factions forming. if somebody has a bad night, somebody else does the next night and feel equal where there's never any competition about it. >> yeah. the strange truth is that we like each other. and for some ridiculous reason we still enjoy what we do tremendously. and we like the music that we're making together. and it kind of begins and ends with that. so when we get into rehearsals or planning a tour or planning something, we have a good time. and we kind of still believe in what we're doing and we keep wanting to push the boundaries of what our abilities allow us to do. >> also, we are equally handsome. >> yeah. the same number of girls are equally impressed by the vision every night. >> when everybody as handsome as everybody else, there's no egos involved. >> you would be surprised. >> almost equal. >> you guys pushing 60 now. 57 years old. just turned. >> late 40s. i'm 47-17. >> 50's -- late 50s is the new
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late 40s. >> there from a guy in the early 50s, you are beginning to get close to the magic number. i wonder what gives you satisfaction. is it playing the music? recording the music? is it family? is it friends? >> yes. all those things. every night i look forward to playing the best that i can. and that we all play the best that we can an own stage that way and look forward to spending every second i can with my grand kids, the rest of my family. with, you know, playing golf. with all those things. >> a measure of life is all those things, how successful you are at home as family people as we have all been, as well. cooking a good meal for your family is satisfying and a good show for an audience. different levels and contribute to the sense of accomplishment and meaningfulness. >> how can you not love these guys? i loved hearing from neil. he never talks. he went through a tough time. didn't do interviews and he talked to you, the most vocal.
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what a heart he has and all three of them have. >> yeah. he's really gone through tough times. his wife died from cancer nine months after his daughter was killed in a car accident. he literally lost his family overnight. he has a 1-year-old daughter and wife and reenergized his life. absolutely. but they're just down to earth guys. they're, you know, they're rock stars. they're multi, multimillionaires and play before thousands of people every night. >> they're good guys and even alex said in the tough time, it was family time. we took a break and the band didn't matter and they have not compromised and they have stayed true to real music, real lyrics, their friendship and speaking of friendship -- of course, this was a highlight. and a highlight for you. john, come on up and do a little limelight, a little tom sawyer. let's take a look. ♪
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>> here's what i loved. i looked over at geddy, neil and alex and they were just excited as you were and even geddy said you did really well. >> you know, you could imagine being a guy that hacks on a guitar from time to time to be on stage with alex who's consistently rated one of the top ten guitarists in the world, geddy lee, probably the top bassist in the world and neil, top two or three drummers in the world and then me. >> you hung pretty well. i was very impressed. smls else, too. i loved this about the guys. when you showed them the interview you did with geddy back in the '80s and take a look at a little bit of that. >> this was 1981. moving pictures had just come out and you and i sat down in toronto and talked about it. here's the video.
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>> on vital signs we see rush using a little bit of raggae. how big an influence is that becoming in your muse snik. >> well, yeah, i think it's a real positive kind of music. especially the way it's been sort of melded into rock music the way it is like police and various groups. >> he got bangs. >> he got bangs. geddy's like, my glasses swallowed my face. >> and had a cigarette on an ashtray under the table. those were the days. this is really super health conscious guys. they play -- they're 57 and 58 and playing a three-hour show every other night. >> i want to plug their website and also i want to get everybody following them on twitter. because they've been talking about the fact that they're on with us. and we have gotten hundreds of thousands of hits already on cnn.com. these guys need to be in the music hall of fame. >> oh, yeah. >> absolutely.
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>> what's wrong with that? just because they're canadian? >> that's right! >> travesty. a glaring omission. put them in for pete's sake. >> we love rush. >> for people who want to know more, the documentary "beyond the lighted stage" is a look back at their entire lives. >> fun, jd. thank you for including me. we thank, rush, too, so much. more from the "cnn newsroom" straight ahead. fiber one chewy bar. how'd you do that?
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checking top stories. hollywood legend tony curtis has died at his nevada home. one of the most famous films "some like it hot." tony curtis dead at 85. north korean leader kim jong-il -- >> jimmy carter could resume the nationwide book tour and treated for a possible viral infection. time for latest news from the best political team on television. dana bash in washington at the
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desk. when's crossing, dana? >> kyra, first, a preview of a speech that house republican leader john boehner will later this afternoon. first up on the ticker. we are told he's talk about the personal vision for how he would run the house of representatives should the gop win control on election day. he, of course, would be the presumptive speaker if that were to happen. speaking of the speaker, second on our ticker, the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi, kyra, she's somebody who's quite liked by most people in her party and the house democratic rank and file. they -- she raises money for them. she know it is name of their children and grandchildren but there's one member who's not necessarily thrilled. it is walt miniki from the state of idaho saying that he's not sure he would consider voting for her if -- even if democrats lose seats in november. and excuse me me, last on the ticker, his name is certainly easier to spell than murkowski but mike castle says he is not going to run a write-in campaign
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for delaware. he lost, of course, the republican primary to christine o'donnell. he made clear in a statement that he does not think it's right for people in delaware to go ahead and do this. so, no write-in campaign for mike castle. kyra? >> dana bash, i'll make sure your producer brings you a bottle of water. only happens when you're talking to me. >> trying not to cough. i have a perpetual cold. >> come on now. >> now i can cough. >> there you go. be comfortable. all right. we'll talk to you again in an hour. that's when the next political update is. a reminder for our political news gorks to cnntoll pipolitic flash back 50 years ago. you remember yaba daba doo, right? "the flintstones" premiered on september 30th, 1960, in prime
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cnn is taking -- okay. cnn is taking a cross-country food journey all this week and we've sent reporting teams to every corner of america and beyond and our mission, to get fresh answers about how our food is grown and how the choices we make impact our health, our state of mind, our budgets and, of course, the pure joy of eating. we've teamed up with the new cnn.com food destination eatocracy to bring you mind, body and wallet. we're looking at the millions of americans who go hungry. more than 49 million americans do not have consistent access to
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decent food. that's one in six, the highest number since the government began tracking what it calls food and security over a decade ago. blame high unemployment, high food prices, but even a more alarming statistic, one in four children lives in a home without adequate food in the fridge. "top chef" judge tom, his wife and others are documenting families who worry about where their next meal is coming from and here's the beginning of what the found hungry in america is all about. >> this can happen to anybody. you think it won't happen to you? it might happen to you. >> i'm out of food already. you know, i have another week to go. >> "top chef's" tom joining me live from new york. tell you what, tom, how do you begin to tackle a problem as big as hunger? there's no lack of food in our country. >> no, there's not.
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it's become such a huge issue right now. you're talking about children, 17 million children, live in households that are food insecure. i think one way to actually reach the majority of those children is to sort of focus on school lunch. making school lunch more nutritious, available to more people. i really believe that the answer is school lunch should be free for everybody. but unfortunately, that's not the conversation that's on the table right now. but we need to do a better job preparing our children to learn and there's been a lot sort of talked about with the president lately about education reform and i think part of education reform is also nourishing children so they're prepared to learn when they arrive at school, by offering school breakfast programs and also midday lunch programs that are more nutritious. the problem with school lunch is that it's a lot of processed food, filled with fats, sugars, empty calories and children
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are -- they're consuming calories but they're empty calories and not being nourished. >> when we talk about hunger in america we have to talk about all the kids who go hungry. so than kids that's their only meal what they get at school. you've got a personal connection to the issue of nutritious school lunches and you actually testified about it before a house committee. let's take a listen. >> i'm also here as a son of a lunch lady. my mother beverly, worked for decades as a cafeteria supervisor in elizabeth, new jersey, where i was born. elizabeth is no the a wealthy town and at the high school almost 70% of the student s qualified for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. often the meal she served those kids were the only meal they got to eat all day. it was upsetting to her that the constraints posed by low federal reimbursements means the schools couldn't afford much in the way of fruits and vegetables. the cheapest food contracted out
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was the food that was on the menu and the kids ate it and didn't have a choice or option of refusing. >> it's incredible to me that what your mother was telling you about decades ago is still a horrible problem. kids still are only getting that meal as their only meal and the food is still, i mean, awful. >> it is. and again, we can fix this problem. right now, there's a bill in the senate that's asking for $4.5 billion over ten years to address some of the issues with school lunch. it's not enough. there is a bill in the house that's sort of got, you know, didn't come to the floor that was asking for $8 billion. but the bigger problem with the bill, it's a blanch/lincoln sponsored bill, is that they're asking for $4.5 billion over ten years, but they're taking $2 billion of that from food stamps or from families that essentially they're stealing from dinner to pay for lunch.
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which is -- makes absolutely no sense to me at all. the bill is a good bill, it's a step in the right direction, we're beginning to address school lunch. it's the first time since 1973 they're actually allocating more dollars to reimbursements for school lunch programs but it doesn't call for enough. the president actually asked for $10 billion over ten years. we have a long way to go on this. >> we talk about the funds and a long way to go and all this legislation but you did a healthy school lunch challenge on "top chef" and you discovered we can do this and it doesn't have to be expensive? >> well, it's to include everybody. there's dollars involved here, but you send kids to school and you give them books and a desk, this is -- this should be part of learning for a children to learn part is nourishing them. we did a challenge on "top chef" and for years you heard kid don't want to eat healthy food they want pizza and chicken
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fingers. if you feed kids good food they will eat it, they were asking for seconds, thirds and fourths, it's not a scientific study but based on the 200 children we fed that day, they'll line up for healthy food. >> curious, you know, you have graymercy, river park, kraft, been to a couple of them that are fantastic and i'm just curious, what do you do with your leftovers, tom? >> well, there's an organization city harvest in new york city that actually comes to restaurants and they pick up all the sort of food that -- food that's safe, that we're not going to use, so there's food rescue groups out there that do this. there's so many groups like city harvest, new york city food bank. they're doing amazing work, but it's just -- the problem just keeps getting worse. it's not going away. i think chefs in general, feel a strong connection to this for the last 30 years, i've been
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doing a lot of charity work with various food organizations and i think as a chef, it's not just me, there's so many chefs that are doing some great things, bill tellpan is working with school lunches here in new york city, michelle nissan who's been profiled on cnn, is putting together sort of community gardens where they're growing vegetables and creating marketing places and people who use food stamps are getting double on their dollars for that program. i think deep down inside we feed people, they come to our restaurant, people who can afford it, but deep down inside we understand that feeding people is an act of love and an act of kindness and it shouldn't be reserved for people who can come into a white tablecloth restaurant and dine but food should be available for everybody and good, healthy food for everybody. i think when you come down to is what we're subsidizing. we're choosing in this country to subsidize foods, corn for corn syrup, soybeans for fat and
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things like that go into highly processed foods as opposed to subsidizing whole foods, fruits and vegetables from small family farms so they can compete. i think if the farm bill is coming up in 2012 and i think that's where we have to go. we need to start -- i mean it's amazing when you think that a hamburger in a fast food restaurant costs less money than a peach. >> wow. >> i mean -- >> that puts it in perspective. >> it's a stark look at it. that peach, that peach is the cost of food. it's not subsidized where that hamburger in a fast food restaurant everything that goes into that is subsidized. >> you've been doing amazing things and cityharvest.org, i went on-line, you plugged that. looks like a fantastic charity that you can get involved with and donate and volunteer. you can donate food which is fantastic. cityharvest.org. too bad your italian grandma can't make all the school lunch fou for our kids across the country. tom, thanks so much for your time. >> kyra? >> yes. >> i think the answer is this is
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a political solution. you need to call your congressman, call your senator and tell them you're demanding better lunches in schools. >> you got it. >> that's how we have to fix this problem. >> you put out the word and so are we. call your representatives and demand it. tom, thanks. our focus on food continues all day and all week long. coming up at 1:20 eastern time we're going to have a "top chef" panel. you will check out all of them later in the cnn newsroom. we begin this hour talking about soldiers in danger at risk. not on the battlefield, but at their own hands. and we're learning this morning that just this past weekend it appears four army soldiers took their own lives at ft. hood in texas. but as you know, because we've talked about this alarming trend of suicides here on this news cast, far too many times, that soldier suicides have risen each of the past five years. just a couple months ago, the pentagon released a report on
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record high military suicides. 239 soldiers and reservists died by suicide just last year. and there were more than 1700 suicide attempts. soldiers battling depression, stress, medical and relationship problems, and sometimes drug abuse. and as you can see, all of that is taking its toll in our men and women in uniform, clearly more has to be done. back to ft. hood and pentagon correspondent barbara starr joining us. she's following the story for us, she's in new york actually today. hearing about these four suspected suicides in one weekend is tough to comprehend, but there have already been 14 suicides at ft. hood this year, barbara? >> well, there have been. ft. hood, the largest u.s. army base in the world, 50,000 people, is a microcosm of what is going on. look at it this way, tens of thousands of troops, of course, have deployed to the war zones, suffered terrible stress, but do come home and in some fashion
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very successfully do resume their lives. there are some that come home and this tragedy befalls them. that's the problem for the army and for the military right now. why is this trend in suicides creeping up month by month, year by year? researchers will tell you it's the same three basic issues that plague people tragically. relationship issues, money issues, substance abuse issues. at ft. hood right now there is a feeling of crisis, if you will. the commander has come out and talked about it openly. >> those 14 soldiers and their losses are felt every day by their formations and their leaders, but those same leaders who are tackling these problems, and the issues that led to those 14 to take the step that they did, are the same leaders who are leading literally every day here thousands of soldiers at ft. hood who are facing the same stresses, the same challenges, the same periods of deployment,
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and the same issues as everybody else. >> reporter: and there you go. that's the issue on the table. what makes some soldiers able to go through a period of stress, but come home and able to deal with the problems. some tragically cannot. ft. hood was supposed to really be the showcase for suicide prevention. they have all sorts of counseling programs, efforts, encouraging soldiers to ask for help if they need it. commanders being trained to keep an eye on each and every soldier in their unit so they can spot trouble early and get help to those who need it. but tragically right now it's not working. there's a spike and it's not really understood why there's a spike and they're going to keep working away at it. >> sure hope they do. barbara starr, thanks. a college freshman apparently leapt to his death from a new york city bridge after police say his dorm room sex encounters with another man were secretly broadcast on line.
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tyler clementi said good-bye over facebook posting "simply jumping off the gw bridge sorry." away at college for less than a month and a body cleveland to be clementi was found floating in the hudson river yesterday. police are still working to i.d. that body. clementi's roommate, dharun ravi and another student are charged with invasion of privacy, accused of setting up the web cam and then live streaming what intimate moments. >> i think it was wrong that they would put that on-line or video it at all. >> to hear technology, you know, to see how far you can go with that and easy it is to access that and stream it to a large amount of people, it's unbelievable and it's also pathetic. >> rutgers president says all the facts in the case are not out, but he says if the charges are true, the actions violate the university's standards of decency and humanity. bullying in our schools and now on-line. why do kids do it? what can be done to put an end
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to it? an "ac 360" report you don't want to miss, cnn beginning monday night at 10:00 eastern. all right. let's take a look at the impact of that heavy wind and rain that's pretty much hammering the east coast. >> it really is. this is really hammering a large piece of real estate. from all the way from florida, which is starting to see things wind down, back through the carolinas and all the way up to the canadian border, this is remnants of tropical storm nicol. in some cases it really hasn't looked much better than this. and it's interacting with a storm that's rolling up the east coast. those two pieces of energy and all that tropical moisture is just feeding into this system and pounding these people with torrential rain. wilmington has seen over 20 inches of rain in the past four days. that is a record since they've been keeping them over 100 years now. on top of that, we've got tornado issues in this area from north carolina through the
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delmarva and up through the chesapeake as well. we've got a couple tornado watches as well across maryland and cullvert county, this tornado watch or warning is in effect for the next 20 minutes. these cells are moving to the north. if you live in those two counties east of d.c., be aware of that and stay indoors. the other area that's really been getting clauberred is hampton roads, virginia beach, norfolk area. another tornado warning that includes these cities with this cell that's moving northeast across the newport news through the chesspy. that's in effect for the next 20 minutes as well. no confirmed reports of these tornadoes touching down. radar indicated. there's been a lot of wind in these cells also. williamsburg, one report of a tree down here and -- that fell on top of a car and one person injured there. this is a dangerous situation that we're going to be dealing with for a good 12 to 18 hours more. more rain coming in to wilmington. it wants to push off to the east but having a hard time doing that.
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we have flash flood warnings and watches from north carolina to the canadian border here for the next 36 to 48 hours. heavy rainfall and in some cases flooding rain. good news is, once we get through this, kyra, it will be a pretty nice weekend. got to get through it first. >> got to get there. thanks, rob. johnson & johnson' ceo william welldon on capitol hill testifying about the company's recall of contaminated medicines. he did not appear when congress took up the issue in may. now the circumstances that led to more than a half dozen over-the-counter drugs that were recalled. welden is expected to announce the company is going to start shipping some of those recalled children's drugs to stores next week. the products will come from johnson's johnson's canadian affiliate. fisher-price announcing a massive recall. we're talking about millions of toys and almost a million high chairs. christine romans in new york with the detail. i should say new mom christine
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romans. i hope you don't have this high chair or toys? >> no. i've been scouring these numbers and i know a lot of other parents are too. let me go to the news, 10 million units of products. a bunch of try cycles, tough tryings, fisher-price products, 7 million being recalled right now because of risk of serious injury. children have been harmed by this. there is a key, a fake ignition key, that can cut and harm really hurt a child if the child should bump into it when riding this trike. stop using this product and contact this company for replacement key. also, the inflatable balls, gymnastic set, play mat, variety of these, 2.8 million different ones, go to fisher-price or the consumer products safety commission website to find out exactly the numbers. there's an inflatable ball on these that has a val rv that can come loose and children have been found to be putting these in their mouth. these are for small, young children.
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choking hazard is a problem. also these high chairs. this is a problem with a clip on the back of the legs of the high chair that's very sharp. children have had gashes that have been closed by stitches if they run up against this clip on the back of these high chairs. the clip is to hold the tray in place when you're not using it. this, again, a very serious problem. they want to pull these immediately, 950,000 of them, and a smaller scale, some of these little people cars, in particular, the green car and the purple car from little people, it's a little people wheelies stand and play rampway. choking hazard. the wheels on the purple and green car can come loose. the government says immediately, kyra, parents need to find these and take them away from their children because they have a choking hazard here. they do not want children playing with these. >> any other resource to where they can find out more about the specific toys and high chairs? >> you can go to the matell website, consumer products
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safety commission website, there are a mind numbing number of product numbers and serial numbers you're going to need to do. find the serial number on all of these products, take them away from your children and make sure you make sure you check that your serial number is okay before you allow your children to use them again. >> got it. thanks, christine. coming up more on the death of tony curtis. we're going to take a look back at his long and legendary hollywood career. it is the promise that compels us to make the journey from wonder to discovery. the science of chemistry, our guide. the human element, our conscience. and to make this journey, we have become the new order of hunters and gatherers. finding answers in the elements. and a way forward illuminated by hope. got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right?
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the late tony curtis' classic movies "some like it hot." you remember curtis pretended to be a millionaire so he could woo marilyn monroe. check out the earrings. he and jack lemmon were pretending to be women because the mob was chasing after them. pretty classic stuff. tony curtis has died at the age of 85. he was one of those actors whose career started when he got out of the service after world war ii while hollywood was still in
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its golden age. he acted alongside legends like monroe, lawrence owe live yeah and carrie grant and became quite a legend himself. >> my father taught it to me. >> i was wrong about you. you won't really kill your teacher's son. >> i came here to fight. >> reporter: tony curtis was one of hollywood's top box office idols in the '50s and '60s starring in dozen of diverse films from "spartacus" to the "boston strangler." snoets never blue always golden don't know where ♪ >> reporter: curtis showed his comedic ability with a gender-bending role. other well-known films include "sweet smell of success" and "the defiant one." but although tony curtis was one of the last of the big-time movie matinee idols, he was more than just an actor. he was a prolific artist.
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>> all my life, i've always taken to a pen or pencil, drawing. i make collages and asemblances ever since i've been a kid. >> reporter: curtis said he painted nearly every day, wrote, publishing novels and his auto buy grffy in 1993 in which he told about the darker and lighter sides of his life. >> i'm having a wonderful time in my life. i'm 68 1/2. i'm a rfring alcoholic and drug person. i'm 9 1/2 years of my recovery. i feel like eb ba kneeser scrooge in "christmas carol" after those three nightmares i'm so happy to be alive. >> reporter: married six times, curtis was the father of six children, including actress jamie lee curtis. when tony curtis was born in new york city in 1925, he was originally named bernard schwartz. a name hollywood was destined to
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congress has completed its last piece of business before lawmakers return home to hit the campaign trail. the house voted early this morning to fund the federal government for the next two months. former president jimmy carter could leave a cleveland hospital today to resume his nationwide book tour. he's been treated for a possible viral infection. north korean leader jim cong ill promoted his youngest son to general. he has no leadership experience and is unknown to the world stage. actor michael j. fox and his battle with -- he hid his battle with parkinsons for a long time. as long as he could. and now he's not only open about it he's crusading for a cure. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta sat down with him for a very frank discussion on parkinson's. >> i can tell you for michael j. fox it began with a twitch in his pinky finger. ultimately as we know now, that
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led to the diagnosis of parkinson's disease. it has become a face for so many around the world. there is still so much we don't know about parkinson's. for example, what causes it. why would it affect the man right around the age of 30? michael and his foundation, they're trying to address some of these questions and we sat down to talk about that as well as what his life has been like for the last 20 years since he's been diagnosed. >> there's a clear period around 1993/ '94, two years after diagnosis where i just got it, i accepted it, and i realized, you know, that there's a old saying that my happiness grows in direct proportion to my acce acceptan acceptance. this is what it is. and so now what? >> once you were not in denial, you think you were happier? >> yeah. absolutely. because when you can look at the truth of something, then i mean,
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that's what it is. it is what it is. now you have options. the only thing i don't have a choice about is whether i have parkinson's. everything else is my choice. that's incredibly liberating, much more than the physical constraints that the disease are limiting. >> are the things that you particularly miss that you can't do? things you say, i really just wish i could do this still? >> truthfully no. i can do everything i did before. yeah. no. i play hockey, i play golf, i play guitar, i paint. if it seriously eliminated or restricted or adversely affected my ability with my kids i think that would be something that would be hard to deal with. i go back to my reasons for starting this foundation. if you -- i use this analogy a
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lot but it's really -- if you step off a curb and get hit by a bus it's immediate. you have no options. it's the effect of what happens there. with parkinson's it's like you're crossing the road and get stuck in the middle. and you know the bus is coming. you can't get out of the way. so you can kind of freak out and go this bus is going to hit me at some point even though you don't know how fast or how big or what -- but you can be stuck in that result, that this bus is going to hit you, or you can use the time you have before the bus gets there to change the route. and that's what we try to do. you know, methodically but with suns of urgency, try to connect the dots and get this done. >> kyra, he's a captivating person. it was just a great conversation. and you can watch all of it
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eatocracy mind body and wallet. one of the ingredients that seems to pop up on all sorts of food labels no matter what grocery store aisles you're in, high fructose corn syrup. it's sugar. critics say it's fueling america's owe bowsty problem. we head up the grocery store and laboratory to find out more. >> look for molasses. >> reporter: walk down the aisles of your grocery store, check out the ingredients on labels, and you'll see the same thing over and over. >> high fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient. >> reporter: it's in pancake syrup, cookies, ketchup, jelly, even cereal and soup. >> tomato soup, high fructose corn sir rum. >> after tomato and water. there you go. some people think tomato it's a vegetable, i'm giving my child a vegetable serving. >> reporter: each year americans consume on average almost 38 pounds of high fructose corn syrup. but not jessica. this mother of two and the voice behind a blog called crunchy chewy mama has cut the corn
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based sweeter in out of her family's dooiz diet. >> not just squeezing out the corn and getting the sugar, it's not a vegetable. it's a highly industrialized product that has been shown to do lots of yucky things in your body and we just don't need it. >> reporter: many americans are convinced high fructose corn syrup is one of the culprits of the country's obesity epidemic. in a recent study, 57% of those polled said it was a top food safety issue right up there with artificial growth hormones in milk and mad cow disease. that concern is reflected in the demand for food free of high fructose corn syrup. check out pepsi's newest offering. sierra mist made with real sugar. >> it's the soda nature would drank if nature draj soda. >> reporter: for all of the bad buzz around high fructose corn syrup a number of studies suggest there is no difference how the body responds to it versus sugar. in 2008 the american medical
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association said, insufficient evidence exists to specifically restrict the use of high fructose corn syrup. but the issue isn't settled. the ama also encouraged further independent research on the health effects of high fructose corn syrup. we're here at princeton university because this is where one of the most recent studies and a very controversial one, on high fructose corn syrup and how it's different than sugar, was recently conducted. it's a study that involves rats and released just this year. >> our studies were conducted in the simulated soft drink. high fructose corn syrup in water. >> reporter: this professor and his team of researchers gave a second group of rats access to regular sugar dissolved in water. the rats drinking the high fructose corn syrup mixture consumed fewer calories than those drinking water sweetened with real sugar and even so. >> you found that the rats consuming the high fructose corn syrup got significantly fatter? >> exactly.
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and this what is led us to believe that those two are not the same after all. >> reporter: critics of high fructose corn syrup point to the research as proof that body metabolizes it different than sugar. some experts criticize the vor ras itty of his findings he says more research needs to be done. as to scientific verdict on high fructose corn syrup remains inconclusive the corn refiners association produces the sweeter in knows it has a public issue. >> i learned whether it's corn sugar or cane sugar your body can't tell the difference. sugar is sugar. >> reporter: if addition to this multimillion-dollar ad campaign the corn refiners association has petitioned the fda to use corn sugar on ingredient labels. >> high fructose corn syrup is a sugar made from corn. it is an added sugar in the diet and this effort to provide clarity to consumers will help them recognize added sugar in the diet. >> reporter: many skeptical
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consumers like jessica haney say high fructose corn syrup by another name is still something she won't be feeding her family. >> you think the change of the name is misleading. >> oh, yeah. i do. we do molasses and honey and maple syrup, things that all have minerals embedded within them and that come with fiber where the fructose corn syrup doesn't. >> reporter: it would take a lot of jessica haneys to eat away at that startling statistic, 38 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per american per year. brianna keilar, cnn, arlington, virginia. some americans may not be eating healthy many are hard pressed to eat at all. they go hungry. more than 49 million americans do not have consistent access to decent food. that's one in six. the highest number since the government began tracking what it called food insecurity over a decade ago. celebrity chef tom and his wife and others are documenting families who worry about where
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their next meal is coming from. here is what they're working on. it's a documentary called "hungry in america." >> this can happen to anybody. you think it won't happen to you, it might happen to you. >> i'm out of food already. you know, i have another week to go. >> and often times those hunger pangs start as a child. we talked to the "top chef" judge about combatting that hunger and improving kids with healthier meals in the cafete a cafeteria. >> you send kids to school and you give them books and a desk, this should be part of learning for children to learn part is nourishing them. we did a challenge on "top chef" and what we found out for years you've always heard kid don't want to eat healthy food, they want pizza and chicken fingers. we found out that if you feed kids good, healthy nutritious food they'll eat it. they were asked for seconds, thirds and fourth. based on not a scientific study
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but based on the 200 children we fed that day, they'll line up for healthy food. >> eatocracy continues next hour. cnn.com/eatocracy. where you can learn more about how to unlock the cnn healthy eater badge on four square. we're trying to match up another seeker wait job in our 30-second pitch. meet a woman who's 59 years old and can't find work. her son says he'll take care of her, but she says that's not how it's supposed to be. to challenge ourselves on the most demanding track in the world. with us, in spirit, was every great car that we'd ever competed with. the bmw m5. and the mercedes-benz e63. for it was their amazing abilities that pushed us to refine, improve and, ultimately, develop the world's fastest production sedan. [ engine revving ] the cts-v, from cadillac. the new standard of the world.
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jobless claims down, stocks rallying, alison is at the new york stock exchange with good details. hey, alison. >> you have to look beneath kind of under the headlines because the headlines don't always tell the full story. take the job numbers. new claims, they fell by 16,000 last week, kyra. we're moving in the right direction. it shows layoffs are slowing. there were 453,000 people
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signing up for jobless benefits for the first time last week and that's just the people getting added to the list. so if you count those who are getting the long-term and emergency benefits, the number of people getting those weekly unemployment checks, that totals 9 .8 million people. these people rely on these checks to make their mortgage payments, to buy their groceries, and it's not necessarily a lot of money. still, it is better than expected. the market seems to like it. stocks are up, the dow industrials higher by er ber by >> the recession is over, stocks have done well this month, why aren't companies hiring? >> it's because economic growth is still very slow, as we all can feel it. we don't know if and when the pace of growth is going to pick up in the economy. something that companies really want to see. a survey of ceos came out this week and showed that there's a growing number of -- who are pessimistic about the future of
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the economy. they need a clear direction for hiring to rebound. but there is some good news that i want to leave you with. analysts are saying the worst of the layoffs are likely over. in fact, case in point, retailers have announced big hiring plans this week. macy's, best buy, toys r us, tens of thousands of temp jobs. kohls will look for 3,000 full-time positions. even if you get the temporary positions you can parlay them into full-time gigs if you show them what you got. kyra? >> that's true. alison, thanks so much. >> sure. let's try and reduce the jobless number by one. she's going to show us what she's got, on the market at the age of 59. it's her second time being jobless. you say it's worse this time, why? >> there are more people out there looking for jobs, and it's just the jobs are just not there. particularly people in my age group. younger people are coming out of school who will work for less, with less experience.
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so it's really tough. >> now you've actually managed to keep your house, but foreclosures are creeping up on your block, right? >> yes. i have four houses in foreclosure on my block. there's been one short sale and several abandoned houses. i feel that, you know, the demon is gradually taking over the whole neighborhood. >> i'll tell you what, within the demons you have some angels. tell us about your son. he says he will take care of you, help you out, but you say, wait a minute, that's not how it's supposed to be? >> no. that's just not the way it's supposed to be at all and it really -- he's a wonderful son, he's 27 years old, model kid, never gave me any problems at all, and now he's in business, started a chicken now franchise in las vegas, and he's, you know, he's developing his life and i just don't want that to
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happen for him to take care of me and that's why i'm here today making my pitch to see whatever i can do to make myself marketable and get the word out that bernardine king at verizon.net needs a job. i need someone to help me. >> let's get to it. ready for your 30-second pitch? >> i am. >> okay. bernardine, take it away. >> i'm bernardine king, senior manager with experience in health, social services and government programs on the local and federal levels. i have worked collaboratively with stakeholders for charitable community-based government and non-profit organizations for disaster recovery, to eradicate homelessness and eliminate hunger. i have managed, supervised and implemented a national federal government outreach campaign for 5 million people while supervising a multi language, multi ethnic diverse staff.
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>> wow. >> yes. >> bernardine king, verizon.net. >> incredible mother because she raised a pretty terrific young son. bernardine king. >> yes. >> yes, indeed. at verizon.net. did you want to add one more thing, i'm sorry? >> yes. i really would like to say that i am mobile, i have -- i'm willing to reinvent myself, and i just don't want to be a statistic. i've been divorced since my son was 15 months old, raised him alone, he finished college, i mortgaged my house to make sure that he had a better life, and at 59 years old, i just never imagined in my wildest dreams i would be in this situation. something has got to click. >> and we're going to do everything we can to help you. bernardine king, thank you so if you're out of work. >> i appreciate it. >> you bet. you want to sell yourself t to prospective employers, send your resume and a letter to 30 second
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pitch at cnn.com. if you want to higher a pitcher, go to our blog cnn.com/kyra. all the info and e-mails will be right there, including bernardine king. there's always the denise reese jennings for finding work. check out what she's doing. walking around detroit's business district with a huge resume hoping to catch an employer's eye. she tried all the conventional ways of job hunting and none worked. her jobless benefits had have run out and she doesn't have enough money to leave detroit. we need to book her for a 30-second pitch. [ female announcer ] and not only that, [ male announcer ] 80% of women find olay to be a luxurious experience. [ female announcer ] olay. challenge what's possible.
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checking top stories. tony curtis has died at his nevada home. most famous film "some like it
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hot," he passed away at the age of 85. fisher-price recalling millions of toys, the recall includes baby play area with inflatable balls, trysycles and high chairs. the company says it received complaints of choking and cuts from the toys. "the wall street journal" cnn.com/robin reports mcdonald's could drop its health care plan for 30,000 workers. the restaurant wants the government to wave a new rule of the health care reform act to keep the workers covered. we've got an update on a story we reported this week about chief of staff rahm emanuel leaving the white house to run for chicago mayor. sources telling us that announcement may come tomorrow or it could slide until next week. sources say emanuel hasn't made a final decision about running for mayor but it's all but certain he's going to make that move. more on our political news. deputy political director paul steinhouser in washington, what's crossing the desk? >> you want more?
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i got more. let's start brand new stuff this morning. let's talk about sarah palin. that's right. the former alaska governor and john mccain's running mate of 2008, we learned today that she's going to be teaming up with republican national committee chairman michael steele at two fund-raising rallies they're called, one in anaheim, california, on the 16th of october and the next saturday in orlando, florida. the idea here to get some big cash for the republicans in the last two weeks before the election so they can spend the money on republican can dates. interesting, because at one time, palin and the rnc really didn't see eye to eye, but seems like peace has been made. interesting story. we'll keep our eyes on sarah palin. she's been very influential in the republican primary. let's talk about something else, brand new, just went up a few minutes ago on the cnn political ticker, that feud up in alaska, that senate battle. we have learned the tea party express, the tea party organization in sacramento, california, they are going to go up with new ads again, take two, new ads against lisa murkowski,
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the senator in alaska. during the primary, the tea party helped joe mill es-- mill lone known attorney. the tea party express is going to go up with new ads against her. she's up with a flu ad which criticizes the tea party which fooled alas zans they're an out of state organization. cnn "time" magazine opinion research corporation in alaska, this is fascinating, see between joe miller and lisa murkowski it's basically a dead heat among likely voters in alaska for the win there come november 2nd. the democratic nom my scott mcadams far back at 22%. one thing with this poll, we're cutting in unchartered waters, murkowski is in a write-in can date. when you go to the polls on november 2nd you have to write her name in. it won't appear on the ballot. that's what makes this really fascinating. back to you. >> all right.
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michigan's attorney general seems to agree with what i said yesterday, and that is assist ag is a bully. why? because that assistant ag is using his blog to slam the openly gay president of the university of michigan student government. the past six months, andrew s shirrvel have accused him of flagrant sexual promiscuity with another guy in student government, seducing and influencing a male student and turning him into a proponent of the radical homosexual agenda. hosting a gay orgy in dorm room and trying to recruit freshmen to join the homosexual lifestyle. shirrvel painted armstrong as a gay nazi and isn't apologetic at all. says he can do it as a private citizen. anderson cooper challenged his boss about that. >> certainly it's unbecoming of
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civil discourse, it's unbecoming of a common courtesy and, you know, i quite frankly, i feel embarrassed for mr. armstrong, that he has this unwanted attention. but again, anderson, this is speech put on a blog. now, if there's conduct that's verified, for instance, if a personal protection order was sought by mr. armstrong and granted, in the michigan civil service disciplinary code we could start looking at things in terms of perhaps sending to an employee assistance program. >> he is clearly a bully. absolutely. and is he using the internet to be a bully? yes. is that protected under the first amendment of the united states constitution? yes. >> i just think there's something very wrong with a state official beating up on a college kid in a public way like this and harping on his
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sexuality. with language that's so homophobic and vindictive you would think an attorney wouldn't use language in images so recklessly. funny how michigan's attorney general can't put enough distance between his office and shirrvell. for shirrvell don't you have cases you should be working on in the ag office instead of harassing a college student? [ male announcer ] little oliver had a fog horn nose. it shattered his tissue with hurricane blows. no person or place was safe from the spray. but his mom had new puffs ultra soft & strong
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tennis has had this reputation of being a game for gentlemen and ladies. plays like john mcenroe and jimmy connors sort of shattered that image on the court a long time ago. now it looks like the fans are joining the fight club. cnn's jeanne moos shows us. >> reporter: there are tennis balls and there are tennis crawls. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: this tennis brawl a few weeks ago at the u.s. open captured from every angle set off a chain of events that finally resulted in this guy's arrest. >> talk all i want. paid my ticket. >> reporter: the fight started after a woman and her 75-year-old dad got mad at new yorker joey for apparently cursing and talking loudly during the match. they argued. he slapped him. >> oh! >> reporter: joey managed to restrain himself physically but
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not verbally. >> why don't you shut up. >> what anyone wants. i bet a lot of money on the game. >> reporter: this at a sporting event where the most commonly heard "f" word is usually fault. the argument escalated. then the dad went after joey. >> oh! >> reporter: the fight ended when security finally arrived. joey was escorted out. the crowd cheered. [ applause ] >> reporter: joey returned the favor with his finger. the cell phone videos became youtube hits. >> it's great. got to see this video. >> reporter: end of story? not quite. now joey has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a neighbor who called him a nut. to be more exact, this guy's an insane nut was the quote the neighbor gave to the "new york post" after the tennis brawl who tried to talk to joey but couldn't find him. the neighbor, already had a